After I heard Jay Bilas come to the defense of Boeheim, I lost even more interest in College and Pro sports than I had before; and I used to be a BIG fan. My attitude goes against the grain though.
Cardale Jones quarterback for ohio state tweeted "That there ain't no reason for football players to come class. Lotta loose lips and slick talk saying what we do HERE [it] ain't got nothing to with FOOTBALL". Although he later deleted the tweet, I sense that attitude is prevalent among players and coaches alike.
Bryant's article is right on the money. Bryant himself was arrested for domestic violence and resisting arrest but charges were dropped as a part of an agreement between his attorney and the prosecutor. This is just another reason I believe the two levels of competition have become a farce.That being said it does not diminish from the truth that Bryant's article speaks.
The word "Hero" is used a lot in sports. But in the last 15 years, there are only two real sports heroes. Pro football player Pat Tillman and former college football player Sam Hairston. Both killed in action in Afghanistan in 2004 and 2014 respectively. Not just sports heroes because of their deaths ...heroes period.